4 - unexpected entertainment
Social distancing funnelled me down an unknown and unpromising muddy track yesterday, straight into a forest theatre where four red squirrels chased one another in a happy treetop dance against a brilliant blue sky. Approaching the end of my third year on the island, I had only ever had a rare glimpse of one of these shy creatures. Today I have traced the flightpath of those incredibly bushy tails as they followed the tree branches or leapt recklessly across giddy chasms. What happy surprises await down new and unplanned routes today?